At Advanced Liposuction Center we have witnessed countless body transformations and seen the overjoyed faces of clients who have undergone the fat transfer process. When they finally see that, yes, it is possible to take fat away from an unwanted area and use it plump up a flat or sagging part of the body, their response is usually, “Why did I wait so long?” Part of the answer to that question is that myths continue to exist about cosmetic procedures and our bodies. Below are some common ones that we are trying to dispel:
Myth: If you diet enough and work out, you won’t need a fat transfer.
Truth: Even the most health conscious patients who watch what they eat and exercise regularly will find certain trouble spots that they can’t seem to slim or tone. Love handles, upper thighs, back and the abdomen are areas that are resistant to traditional methods of firming and ones from which our clients most often request we remove fat.
Myth: Most of the fat from a transfer doesn’t survive, so you’ll most likely need to have more than one surgery.
Truth: Our cutting edge liposuction techniques (including water assisted liposuction, power assisted liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction and vibroliposuction) have a proven 85-90% fat survival rate.
Myth: I don’t have the time for a fat transfer—the recovery will take too long and I’m concerned about the level of discomfort.
Truth: Our expert cosmetic surgeons use a mild conscious sedation combined with local anesthesia throughout the fat transfer procedure. Most patients report only mild discomfort immediately following the procedure. Usually rest is recommended for the first 24 hours post op and you will need someone to drive you home. Within 2-3 weeks, patients can resume all normal activities. You can make your recovery smoother by following all doctor’s instructions and avoiding smoking for the first two weeks after surgery.
Myth: Fat Transfer Doesn’t Look Natural
Truth: It’s a surgery so people think no matter how much they try its impossible for fat transfer to look natural, they think it will look obvious.
But this is true at all. When your surgeon performs this procedure they make sure to do their work properly which makes your skin look really natural.
When your surgery is finished and you start receiving results you will realize that your skin is youthful, smooth, soft and natural than before, which makes fat transfer a really worth surgery.
Myth: Fat Transfer May Cause Lumps
Truth: The micro-grafting adds volume to the injected area but it doesn’t make your skin lumpy.
If your surgeon is experienced then they will surely blend the. Injection site with the surrounding area that will give you really good looking and smooth skin.
Myth: Fat Transfer Is Only For Teens and Adults
Truth: Many people think if they are older than 40 you can’t get fat transfer however, its not the truth.
Fat transfer is available for people of all age groups. As long as you have realistic expectation, a strong immune system and don’t smoke nothing can stop you from making your skin look younger and beautiful.
If any anything prevents your body to heal from fat transfer wounds then your doctor won’t recommend you to undergo this process, so make sure you don’t suffer from any medical conditions.
Myth: Fat Transfer Doesn’t Last Long
Truth: This Is the most common myth about fat transfer and this makes many people think that its not a good idea to choose fat transfer. But it isn’t true at all!
When surgeon perform this surgery they make sure you get long lasting results. They make sure the survival rate of cells increases so that the patients can spend most of their life with their new and enhanced skin.
Who is a good candidate for fat transfer?
Here are some general considerations that may make someone a good candidate for fat transfer:
Adequate fat donor site
To be a good candidate for fat transfer, the individual should have enough excess fat in a donor site, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, that can be harvested for transfer to the targeted area. The amount of available fat is important as it determines the amount of volume that can be added to the target area.
Desire for volume enhancement
Fat transfer is commonly used to restore or enhance volume in areas such as the face (cheeks, lips, under eyes), breasts, buttocks, hands, or other areas that may have lost volume due to aging, weight loss, or other factors. Candidates should have a desire for volume enhancement in a specific area and have realistic expectations about the potential results of the procedure.
Good general health
Candidates for fat transfer should be in good general health, without any underlying medical conditions that may increase the risks associated with the procedure or compromise healing. A thorough medical evaluation by a qualified healthcare professional is typically done to assess the individual’s overall health status and suitability for the procedure.
Fat transfer results are typically best when the candidate’s weight is stable. Significant weight fluctuations after the procedure can potentially affect the transferred fat cells and the overall outcome of the procedure. Candidates should have a stable weight and be committed to maintaining it after the procedure for optimal results.
Candidates for fat transfer should have realistic expectations about the potential results of the procedure. While fat transfer can achieve natural-looking results, it’s important to understand that not all of the transferred fat may survive, and additional sessions may be needed for optimal results. A thorough consultation with a qualified healthcare professional can help set realistic expectations based on the individual’s specific needs and goals.
Myth: Fat transfer procedures are too expensive for me to be able to afford.
Truth: We have multiple payment plan options and also offer specials on our procedures. Fat transfer is more affordable than you think. Come in to one of our Pittsburgh area offices for a free consultation and our helpful staff will go over all the options with you. Call us today at: 724-683-7581.